barbarian barbarian  /bɑr ˈbɛ ri ən/


  1. (n) a member of an uncivilized people
  2. (n) a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
  3. (adj) without civilizing influences



  1. Unable to escort a barbarian guest to the front office due to the barbarian's untimely loss of his head, Herbert decides to impersonate him rather than face punishment.
  2. Stabbing a finger in the direction of misshapen hillocks made of eroded mud brick, he describes massive battlements built to repel barbarian raiders from the north.
  3. And that is what George Bernard Shaw was talking about when he defined a barbarian as one who mistakes the customs of his tribe for the laws of nature.


  1. Barbarian Group Wins Inaugural Innovation Lions Grand Prix for Its Cinder Coding Platform

    CANNES, France—Nine years after winning its first Cannes Lion, a gold for Burger King's "Subservient Chicken," The Barbarian Group has secured an even bigger prize: the Grand Prix in the inaugural Innovation Lions contest for a software-development platform it built for creative coders. The platform, Cinder, "provides a powerful, intuitive toolbox for programming graphics, audio, video ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: AdWeek

  2. Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms return as the Terminator

    The actor will also star in the "Conan the Barbarian" and "Twins" sequels        
    on June 14, 2013     Source:

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  1. "l'ma fighter, I'm not an ice skater," Jackson explains. "The fans get mad when I look mean in the pictures with them, but I fight for a living. I'm not a barbarian but I'm still a fighter. I'm not a basketball player, they can smile, pretty...
    on Jul 4, 2008 By: Quinton Rampage Jackson Source: The Northern Light

  2. "He impressed me as a person who wished to prove he wasn't a barbarian - he was a warrior," Graham said.
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: Lindsey Graham Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "At the time, ['Conan the Barbarian'] was amazing: It's got a little '80s vibe to it," said Momoa. "I did more research with the books (than the movies), to tell you the truth."
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Jason Momoa Source:

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